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COVID-19 Update December 16 2020

McCormick Care Group – COVID-19 Update

Wednesday, December 16, 2020

Since our outbreak was declared by the Middlesex-London Health Unit on Tuesday, December 8, 2020, we have been conducting a vigorous contact-tracing review to determine the path of the spread and are taking every precaution possible to prevent the infection from transmitting further.  At this time, there is no clear indication of how COVID-19 entered the home, and our goal is to prevent further transmission.

We have received 100% negative results for our latest round of staff and resident testing.  The two residents swabbed as a precaution on Sunday, December 13, 2020, have come back with negative results.  Two additional swabs have been sent in the last 24 hours, as a precaution and normal routine, due to the residents displaying a symptom associated with COVID-19.

Our thoughts remain with the affected resident on Evergreen Walk and their family at this time.

Upcoming COVID-19 testing for caregivers this week includes the following dates:

  • Thursday, December 17, 2020, from 3:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Friday, December 18, 2020, from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
  • Monday, December 21, 2020, from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday, December 23, 2020, from 3:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

There will be a family Zoom meeting to discuss our status and to answer any questions you may have on Friday, December 18, 2020, at 12:30 p.m. The details for the meeting will be sent out in a separate e-mail.

Stay safe!

Tanya Pol